I need to be recommitted; I’ve so much to do, so much. The only problem I’m having is finding the time for it all. I’m not going to lie and say I don’t piss away time each day (some might argue that I’m doing so right now) but I just need to learn to increase my efficiency.
Three Down, Two To Go
After a long day of sitting around in a day-long training session the offer to head over to Taco Mac was too irresistible.
As a quick aside, was the moon as large and awesome as I remember it being while driving home some time between 8pm-9pm? I seriously wanted to pull over and take some photos, but I didn’t have the appropriate lens and I was driving on I-85S so I figured stopping was a bad idea.
At Taco Mac we had one of the best waitresses that I’ve encountered in a long time. Her name was “AC” and not only did she strive to make sure everything was alright, when she messed up — like forgetting which beer I ordered — she was apologetic and quick to make matters right.
I drank three more beers (#121, #122, #123) and am within striking distance of the magical #125. I may be fat, but I’m earning it.
Sliding Into Home
It’s been a weird few days. Seemingly ever since I decided that I was going to lose my “Slider Night Virginity” people have been making offers to do things tonight or providing tempting dinner offers. But no, I’m planning to be at The Shed where I will do my best to eat a sensible Slider Night dinner.
My only regret is that I can’t walk to The Shed from my house. Well, it’s not that I am physically unable, it’s that there is still too much crime in my neighborhood (and its surrounds) to make walking a viable option. Pity.
ITP Flickr Pic
What can I say, I love Majestic Diner. Not only do I like their food, am intrigued by one of the early-morning waitresses, I get to shoot their wonderful neon exterior.
It doesn’t get much better than this for me.
A Photo A Day
I meant to mention this earlier in the week, but since I having lived up to my commitment perhaps it’s better that I didn’t. From today through the end of the year I plan to shoot at least one publishable* photo a day. I have no preconception as to what I will be shooting, all I know is that I am not shooting enough and the only way to change that is to shoot.
Besides, I always need shots for this blog, right?
Losing Weight By Cooking?
A gander at today’s statistics shows that I’ve weighed in at one of the highest weights since I started blogging. Sure, there are a lot of factors involved — too much food and beer, a lack of significant exercise — come to mind immediately. This week I wandered into a magical store which sells all of the raw ingredients necessary to make your own meals. What a concept!
While in Kroger the other day I became Captain Markdown as I picked up a large roasting chicken (which I plan to cook in a crockpot overnight tonight for lunch tomorrow), some pre-formed hamburger patties, a steak, and two hermetically-sealed small/tiny pork roasts all from the markdown section.
With the exceptions of the aforementioned (Jeebus I love that word) “Slider Night” visit and the plan to continue my cheap eats on lavanderia noches, I plan to start cooking again. Eating home-cooked meals and leftovers for lunch in an effort to slim my waist and fatten my wallet at the same time. Don’t be surprised to see many food-releated photos in the coming days. 😉
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat and ready to change that
Current Music – silence while podcasts download
Website Of The Day – Think my life is too easy? Look where I’ll be spending my post-Shed evening, Georgia Department of Revenue.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 207 pounds, I wish it were a nightmare
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 77
Foot Mileage – ~4 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 25
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 9
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 100 miles
– Run no fewer than 50 miles
– Determine the fate of Sharpened Stone, LLC
– lose five pounds
– eat vegetarian at least one day a week
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds) [update: On July 1 I’ve sadly gained weight; I’m at 203 pounds]
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Sharpened Stone.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
Get the Black Sheep stats out of Excel and online, completed
Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides, completed
– Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in
PHP and CSS Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem